• Three lunch bags with two applesRockwood Child Nutrition Services (CNS) participates in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. Our team of school nutrition employees serve more than 1.7 million quality appealing meals to students annually. All meals are nutritionally balanced and adhere to the federal nutrition regulations set forth by the USDA.

    The department has implemented many innovative initiatives such as Farm to Table offering fresh local produce and nutrition education to help students make informed food choices.


    Free School Meal Update -- April 7, 2022

    Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, Rockwood has provided free meals for all students through funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which has been extended multiple times by Congress. That funding is now set to expire, which means that free meals will no longer be available to all Rockwood students once this school year concludes on June 2. 

    Families who qualify for free or reduced-price meals under the current guidelines need to apply as soon as possible. Families that apply this school year and are approved for free or reduced meals will carry that status into the first 30 operating days of the 2022-2023 school year. Families will need to reapply for the 2022-2023 school year after July 1, as the income guidelines change each school year.  

    Please note: Summer Academy participants will also need to apply for free and reduced meals or pay full price for the meals.

    For more information about the current guidelines and to access the application, visit the Free and Reduced Meals.


    Supply Shortage Update -- Sept. 23, 2021

    Our Child Nutrition Services Department is currently experiencing some food and drink shortages in our cafeterias throughout the district.  School meal programs nationwide are experiencing many of the same supply chain issues that have impacted restaurants and grocery stores throughout the pandemic. Our team has closely monitored these challenges since the start of the pandemic and has successfully navigated the issue up to this point. We plan our menus well in advance and order food products appropriately. Because of the supply issues, and not knowing if we will receive what was ordered until it is delivered, we are unfortunately having to make last-minute menu changes and substitutions. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please know that our child nutrition team is committed to ensuring students have access to healthy meals each school day.  We thank our students and families in advance for your patience and flexibility.  It is our hope that these challenges are short-term and we are back to providing a full menu of food and drink items very soon.

USDA Non-discrimination Statement

  • In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    (1) mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
    (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
    (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Contact Information

Child Nutrition Services

.​​17146 Manchester Road Wildwood, MO 63040-1001